Foma film anyone?

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Ken, Mar 19, 2003.

  1. Ken

    Ken Member

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    Greetings,
    Anyone have any experiences with Foma films, particularly the 400?
    Regards.
    Ken
     
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    Hello Ken,

    I have just received some 20 rolls (120 film) but have not used them yet. The German importer www.fotoimpex.de has all sorts of details. It seems that the film base has a bluish cast.

    Will let you know more once I have developed a few rolls.

    Good luck

    Hans

    Foma website: www.foma.cz
     
  3. Ken

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    Hans,
    I did just the same, along with an order of Classic Pan. I figured it might be worth the effort to try some of these films.
    Look forward to future replies.
    Regards.
    Ken
     
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    Hello Ken,

    Fancy you having ordered Classicpan. I have used this (400ISO) with great pleasure. As developer I use Calbe09 (=Rodinal). Cheap and cheerful, I can't tell the difference with TriX. Another hint: Forte paper, same story.

    Let me know your findings

    Hans
     
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    Foma 100 is a good film but the Foma 200 is a sensational film. Great tonality.

    I also think the Foma 400 is an excellent conventional technology 400 film. I find the 400 film a very good people film when lower speed films can't be used.
     
  6. Ken

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    Thank you for the reply regarding the Foma 400. My hopes is to find conventional films that respond well to over and under exposure. I have a good source for this film and thought I would put it to the test.
    Though I use 400 exclusively, perhaps I should give the 200 a try as well.

    Hans, Good news about the Classicpan. My only concerrn is it's availability. I use Rodinal almost exclusively and frequently overexpose/overdevelop. If all goes well I will be giving it a shot this weekend. Will let you knoiw. Regarding the Forte paper, there was a photo shop in my area going out of business and I purchased a good amount of Forte VC paper for half price. I really like it. The only problem is that I have yet to see this particular Forte paper any place else.
    Regards.
    Ken
     
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    Ken,

    try:www.forte-photo.com where you may find a list of distributors worldwide.

    Good light!

    Hans